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Grave Expectations

The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 4
Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
Series: The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (296 ratings)

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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Charlie's life is perfect. She has everything her heart desires. Until it all goes horribly wrong.

Charlie and Lincoln return to London to find two supernaturals have been murdered, and Charlie might be next. As if that wasn't bad enough, the man who adopted her has escaped from prison, and the committee members have just learned some news that infuriates them. Now there's talk of sending Charlie away again. Far away.

But the worst is yet to come. Charlie is kidnapped and forced to summon one of the murder victims - but she's unable to send him back. With an angry dead supernatural on the loose and the committee determined to get rid of her, Charlie's time with the Ministry of Curiosities, and Lincoln, is in grave danger of coming to an end.

©2016 C.J. Archer (P)2017 C.J. Archer

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mixed feelings

By book 4 I expect to see more character development, but these characters are flat. Thry keep running in to seemingly new scenarios that should ultimately create depth as the characters grow, but their responses are the same over and over. I'm surprised Charlie isnt more interested in casually exploring her powers, or using the ministry resources to locate a teacher. I find myself yelling at the book: "use your powers!" "What? you're sneaking out yet again?!". And yet here I am, about to download book 5. The plotline, the story's premise intrigue me enough to keep going, but disappointedly.

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The Ministry of Curiosities series is GREAT

I have been an Audible Listener since before 2003 and have listened to over 2000 audio books from there and Recorded Books. This series is just delightful. Imagine the scamps from Dickens Novels in the 1800's with some supernatural/fantasy and Romance Novel overtones. Unless you find all Fantasy Novels distasteful, you will love this series. I just salivate at the thought that the 10th book will soon reach Audible.

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Pulling my hair

Man I feel liked pulling all my hair off lol. Poor Charlie can’t seems to get a break. Shiromi did a great job.